Last week, I joined nearly 100 of my monitoring and evaluation peers in Washington, DC to talk impact, measurement and data at the 2015 Metrics Conference hosted by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).
Over the past few years, as the field of impact investing has grown in size and complexity, a lingering question has followed in its wake, “How do you evaluate impact investing?”
It isn’t every day that you get to geek-out with a room full of people who spend their days trying to measure the often intangible impact of small and growing businesses in emerging markets.
What does “better evaluation” mean to an impact investor like Global Partnerships? Last week, I attended the Next Generation Evaluation Conference to explore this very question.
Some of the latest developments in the impact investing field point to a trend that is increasingly gaining steam: impact investing 1.0 is coming to a close and version 2.0 is here.
There have been many discussions among our peer organizations and leaders in the impact investing community around measuring impact.